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Friday, October 20, 2006

Fiona Henderson, CVO

Fiona Henderson, CVO, sometime Woman of the Bedchamber (Temporary) to Queen Elizabeth II, died at the King Edward VII Hospital, 14 October 2006.
As Fiona Pilkington she began her career in the Household of the Duke of Kent as lady-in-waiting to the Duchess of Kent in the 1960s, but joined the retinue of royal ladies at Buckingham Palace in 1999 after the Duchess of Kent wound down her royal appointments and activities. She married (and divorced?) Alan Henderson, and stood as sponsor at the christening of Lord Nicholas Windsor, the Duchess of Kent's younger (soon to be wed) son, in 1970. Mrs Henderson was awarded the CVO, and later advanced to DCVO (?).
I may be quite wrong in advancing her to DCVO. Was she HENDERSON, Fiona D., CVO., because I believe her middle christian name was Douglas....The Telegraph says "HENDERSON. - FIONA. D.C.V.O.

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